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World War One: Andrew Murrison and Sir Max Hastings

Polling data about government plans to commemorate World War One showed they were in "exactly the right place in terms of public opinion", said Defence Minister Andrew Murrison.

The Special Representative for Great War Centenary Commemorations told the Daily Politics that the UK has "absolutely no intention of flag waving, being militaristic or jingoistic, that is just not appropriate".

Sir Max Hastings said it was not enough to take children to France to look at war cemeteries, and added: "Part of this commemoration has got to be explaining why it all happened."

The journalist and historian also compared how history looked back on Germany's role in both WW1 and WW2 after they watched a Daily Politics film

BBC World War One index

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